Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
, not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals. >> you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our ancient values and ideals. you and i as citizens. president obama giving his second inaugural address today. that speech happened just before noon eastern time today. and then after that, this afternoon, while the president was having lunch with members of congress after that address, this e-mail was sent out from firstname.lastname@example.org. signed by barack. i just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president four more years. thank you for making this possible. it is an honor to be your president. now it's time to finish what we started. let's good going. and then like all good political letters, it has a postscript. it says ps, organizing for action is the next step in our grassroots movement, and will be crucial to finishing what we started. if you have not already, say you will be part of it. if you clic
Jan 16, 2013 1:00am PST
, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity to ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of america. >> now, he did not write that himself. yes, it was constitution day on the floor of the house of representatives. read the constitution day. remember two years ago when republicans took over the house, john boehner became speaker for the first time, they decided to make a big show out of reading the constitution page by page on the floor of the house as one of their first acts? well, they apparently enjoyed that so much a couple of years ago when they did it the first time that they decided to bring it back. so today for more than an hour, members of the house took turns reading a section of the constitution, again. and honestly, the second time around, the whole thing sort of lost a little bit of steam compared with last time. all told, just 74 members of the house turned up today to read parts of the constitution. now organizers had said they expected 120 members to show up.